Two Philadelphia police officers suffered injuries after they were struck by a fleeing vehicle following a car stop in Feltonville early yesterday, police said.
Police pulled over a four-door maroon Saturn that was being driven recklessly about 12:51 a.m. in the 4600 block of Rising Sun Avenue. The driver, identified as Leslie Wall, 18, of the 3900 block of West Seventh St., then took off and hit an officer, who landed on the hood before falling to the ground.
The Saturn struck another officer in the 500 block of Roosevelt Boulevard and several vehicles before the driver and a passenger were finally apprehended.
The two officers were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where they were expected to be treated and released, police said. The officers were not identified.
Wall was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest and related offenses. A passenger in the car, Rufus Elliot, 23, of the 6300 block of Palmetto Street, was charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, simple assault and related offenses.